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Last updated: Friday 11 August, 2017
Head of Publicity (fixed term maternity contract) – W.W. Norton & Company Ltd
£30,000 - £40,000, £40,000 - £60,000
Central London

About the Job

This Head of Publicity maternity cover opening is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Publicist to join an independent trade publisher in central London. Working with a small team on a varied list of non-fiction titles, the successful candidate will bring strong publicity and publishing experience and be able to make an impact quickly in this fixed-term maternity cover position to start in October 2017 and finish September 2018.
Key duties:
Devise and implement effective publicity campaigns for a wide range of titles across subjects such as current affairs, food, music and popular science
Manage a Publicity Assistant, offering support where necessary
Work closely with editors and authors based in the US to ensure strong media coverage in the UK
Build on strong relationships with key press, across a wide variety of media
Provide outstanding author care, organising and accompanying them on events, launches and festivals
Work closely with sales and marketing teams to review and report results
Negotiate fees and contracts with newspapers and magazines for publication of extracts and manage embargos
Experience/skills required:
Excellent publicity experience within trade publishing
Strong press contacts among UK journalists, print and online, and knowledge of Gorkana
Experience of working on a diverse list of niche and mass-market titles
Experience in overseeing/mentoring junior members of staff
Availability for some out of office hours work to attend author events/festivals
Please apply by sending your CV, a covering letter and salary expectations to: Edward Crutchley, Managing Director, W.W. Norton & Company Ltd, 15 Carlisle Street, London WID 3BS. Email:
Skills: Publicity

Job information

Start date: 02 Oct, 2017
Duration: 1 year

Contact information

Contact name: Edward Crutchley
Telephone: 020 7323 1579

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